Who Is ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz’s BFF In Real Life?
Chrissy Metz rose to fame with her portrayal of Kate Pearson on NBC’s award-winning drama, This Is Us. The show depicts Kate as being married with a few friends inside her circle. In real life, Metz’s entourage includes one VIP member — her best friend of more than 17 years. So, who is the mystery man?
Chrissy Metz takes her best friend everywhere
If you were to take digital stock of Metz’s photos, you’ll see one constant face in nearly all of them. Metz and her best friend and travel companion, Donnie Berry, do everything together.
In 2018, Metz invited Us Weekly for a day in the life during her whirlwind “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are” book tour. She began her day at 4 a.m. to the alarm of Adele singing, then created a gratitude list. Relatable.
Baker arrived at 5 a.m. to style Metz’s hair and makeup, which was light and fast for the morning. By the time 4:30 p.m. rolled around, Baker interrupted Metz’s shower to tell her the memoir was a New York Times bestseller. What BFF wouldn’t do this?
This day aside, Berry’s been part of every big moment in Metz’s life both before, and after, her This Is Us fame.
Who is Chrissy Metz’s BFF?
Berry’s Instagram bio says “southern bred. | cali fed. lover. believer. entertainer. dreamer. doer.” With nearly 15 million followers, Berry’s become a star in his own right.
He even has IMDb credits for his bit part as John Busner in a 2018 episode of This Is Us and as Metz’s assistant for her work in Breakthrough.
In the episode’s description, they “breakdown times where they’ve overcome petty disputes, also sharing their individual perspectives on navigating the line between close friend and employee/employer… all coming from a place of love and wanting to help each other grow and succeed.”
Recently, Berry posted in honor of Metz. His caption read:
“Thank you for being a friend; traveled down the road and back again. Your heart is true. You’re a pal and a confidant…”💫| Wishing my road dawg, my whoadie, my ride or die, my bestie, @chrissymetz a VERY Happy Birthday!”
He continued: “So thankful you are in my life, and blessing this world with your presence! I’d be lost without you, and owe you the moon. Wishing you a year full of endless blessings, light, and LOVE! May this be your best one yet!”
Clearly Berry and Metz are total #friendshipgoals and deserve an award.
Donnie Berry had an inspiring transformation
Berry isn’t only Metz’s best friend, but an advocate. He posts a lot of positive affirmations, photos with uplifting captions, and so much love for Metz, and others.
On Oct. 10, Berry shared, what may be, his most vulnerable photo yet. For World Mental Health Day, he detailed his struggle with body image and self-worth.
Hi caption, in part reads:
“On the left, my 19-year-old self was 320 pounds. I was pre-diabetic, hypertensive, and although I loved to dance, couldn’t finish an 8 count without gasping for air. Unbeknownst to me at the time I used food as a way to check out from life and take the edge off.”
He said he believed his “issues and problems would disappear” when he lost weight.
“On the right, my 27-year-old self was about 175 pounds. I would work out up to 5 times a day, had episodes of bulimia, and a drug addiction was lurking only a few drunken nights and hookups away. I thought all of my issues and problems would disappear once I found love, fame, and fortune.”
Berry goes on to explain those years were filled with highs and lows but that today, “at 31 years old, 190 pounds, and nearly 2 years into recovery from alcohol, drugs and disordered eating” he found that his mental health is the most important thing to focus on.
To help others with similar feelings and experiences, Berry created a foundation, he says, with the help of “family, friends, and mental health professionals.”
It’s his hope to inspire others so they feel less alone.
Berry may be a This Is Us star’s best friend, but he’s also pretty amazing on his own.